2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

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The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I'm sure all of you are watching). Check out the live VMA Twitter tracker by Stamen and Radian6. It's kind of fun to watch, even if you aren't tuned into MTV. Celebrity profile pictures are dynamically sized by how much people are talking about them on Twitter. Apparently Kanye is performing right now... or he did something stupid.


  • I Luv Taylor swift’s Reaction. She’s like “What THE ****??”

  • Kanye rules!! Thank you!

  • What THE ****, was up wit’ lil’ mama “jumpin'” on stage with J and Alicia?

  • i think Kanye was dead ass wrong. He really didn’t need to praise Beyonce so high she got enough praises! All we need is for the DIVA to think she more than just the shit! Let the little people get a chance to shine as well! YEAH REALLY NOT COOL KANGAYE WEST!

  • Kanye West is a douche.

  • Hey MoDo, this looks pretty racist too, right? Huh? C’mon, admit it. Now, oh yeah, ejecting “you lie!” to a black man is sooo obviously bigoted, so fearfully Jim Crowe, so tastelessly south of Mason-Dixon 1861, we could all just read Joe Wilson’s wicked honkey heart like a hack’s editorial…and Kanye is as blatant as an auto-tone, cracker capping rap track. Agreed? Or, Ms. Dowd, does it make us all look bigoted ourselves (and less than wise and incisive) when we surmise so groundlessly?


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